After six weeks of beta testing, Apple has unveiled several updates for its different platforms: watchOS 3.1.1, tvOS 10.1, MacOS 10.12.2 and of course iOS 10.2. Some are mainly corrective. Others bring new features.

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It was to be expected: after several beta versions, Apple’s operating system updates were deployed this week (MacOS with a small day of extra delay). Each version did not necessarily have the same treatment, which is logical.

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But there are common trunks between the different platforms, like the implementation in the keyboard of the new emojis (based on the new version Unicode 9). These are common to ensure continuity of services between iOS and MacOS in particular. Among the new emojis (more than one hundred announced), you will find new means of transport, new fruits and some characters (with the variations of hues for the skin).

A new application for video

On the iOS side, more specifically, our American friends will discover a new application called “TV”. It is a centralized interactive program guide for searching and managing audiovisual content from different sources, including national channels and digital packages, as well as iTunes naturally.

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According to PhoneArena, that tested, Netflix is not compatible. That would have been the least of all things. But the competitive strategy is not always in favor of consumers, especially Apple … Another important novelty is the “Emergency” function. It allows you to quickly call a help service by pressing the Touch ID button five times in three seconds. This service is available worldwide.

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According to PhoneArena, that tested, Netflix is not compatible. That would have been the least of all things. But the competitive strategy is not always in favor of consumers, especially Apple … Another important novelty is the “Emergency” function. It allows you to quickly call a help service by pressing the Touch ID button five times in three seconds. This service is available worldwide.

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Connected accessories will now be able to issue notifications that will be displayed in the control center. This will be practical if it is alert, such as motion detection, smoke or toxic gas. This update obviously brings many corrections in the system applications and the interface in general.

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Accessibility, News, Facetime, Safari or Mail are concerned. You will find a list of all the changes on Apple’s dedicated support site. To install it, go to the iPhone / iPod / iPad settings app, or iTunes when your device is plugged into the USB port.